The official lyric video for the song “Shoulder Gorilla” from NK — the new Long Island, New York-based band that featuring members of ENVY ON THE COAST and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN — can be seen below. The track comes off the group’s debut album, “Nothing To Be Gained Here”, which will be released on May 21 via Triple Crown Records. According to a press release, the LP “takes the listener through the multiple personalities of the band, creating a powerful trip for the listener. The album’s peaks and valleys are strung together by the monstrous and soulful rhythm section, comprised of Michael Sadis on bass and Billy Rymer (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) on drums, as well as Ryan Hunter‘s (ENVY ON THE COAST) visceral and uninhibited lyrics and vocal style. On ‘Confessional’, ‘Shoulder Gorilla’, ‘Kings’ and ‘Set a Fire’, the band shows their affinity for heavy music, with Rymer giving the listener a bit of his signature drumming style he’s become known for, but also embracing a more open, deeper style of playing we haven’t heard on his prior work. Abrasive guitars and fuzzed out bass tones match Rymer‘s style of playing, while Hunter‘s vocal style is a fusion of rhythmic aggression and a unique approach to melody. On ‘Vacation Days’ and ‘Memo’, the band turns down the gain and embraces a warmer, down-tempo, soulful side. With Mike Sapone (BRAND NEW, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, O’ BROTHER) and Hunter taking on production duties, ‘Nothing To Be Gained Here’ is an extremely rhythmic, lyrically dense, and dynamic debut full-length.”
Pre-orders for “Nothing To Be Gained Here” have launched on the Triple Crown web site. The LP will also be available in three limited-edition vinyl color ways (orange, blue and clear) starting in mid-June.
NK will play a hometown record-release show on June 15 at Revolution Bar Music Hall in Amityville, New York with SHONE, A GREAT BIG PILE OF LEAVES and HAPPY BODY SLOW BRAIN.